You can read the previous post on Hogenakkal Falls: Part 1
We continued walking and found a lot of waterfalls, some small some big:
After walking for about 15 minutes we came to a place where we saw a deep gorge:
You can have a better look of the gorge in this video:
Well, that was it, there was no way to go forward. Nearby we met a boatman and he said that he will charge Rs. 150 per head and he will take to the Main falls, which is on the other side of the valley. I thought that it was too much and refused the deal. But he said that the main falls is the best waterfall in Hogenakkal. I went and inquired at the ticket counter near the hanging bridge and the person said that the procedure is to take a ticket for Rs. 50 and the boatman charges Rs. 50 per hour. The boatman was following us and asked once again that if we want a ride. I said I could give him Rs. 100 per head as it’s enough but he said for that price he would not spend more time in the falls. By that time I was very much tired by walking and we went to a nearby restaurant and had Pepsi and Ice creams. In the meantime Sailaja and Arunava said that they have located the place where we can get the tickets for coracle ride. A coracle is a small, lightweight boat. Oval in shape and very similar to half a walnut shell, the structure is made of a framework of split and interwoven willow rods, tied with willow bark. The outer layer was originally an animal skin such as horse or bullock hide (corium), with a thin layer of tar to make it fully water proof – today replaced by tarred calico or canvas, or simply fiberglass. The structure has a keel-less, flat bottom to evenly spread the weight of the boat and its load across the structure and to reduce the required depth of water – often to only a few inches, making it ideal for use on rivers. We went and took tickets for Rs. 50 per head. Guess what, we got the same boatman over there, whom I refused due to high rates. We booked two coracles and were ready for the adventure. Just after 5 minutes we reached an island. The boatman said that we can explore the area and he will be on the other side waiting for us. You can have a look of that island in this video:
I also took some shots:
On the other side of the island there was a big waterfall:
Nearby there was a watchtower and to go to the top one has to take an entry ticket of Rs. 2. From that watchtower the view was awesome. The valley was fully visible and there were hills in the background.
I also took a video from the top.
Then, we again got in to the coracle. We saw many small waterfalls, check out this video:
We went further and saw beautiful rocks on the either side.
The view of coracle with hills in the background was amazing: